Mary of Burgundy

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Mary (French: Marie; Dutch: Maria; 13 February 1457 – 27 March 1482), Duchess of Burgundy, reigned over the Burgundian State, now mainly in France and the Low Countries, from 1477 until her death in a riding accident at the age of 25. As the only child of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and his wife Isabella of Bourbon, she inherited the Burgundian lands upon the death of her father in the Battle of Nancy on 5 January 1477. She spent most of her reign defending her birthright; in order to counter the appetite of the French king Louis XI for her lands, she married Maximilian of Habsburg, who became Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I long after her death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary of Burgundy has received more than 957,154 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Mary of Burgundy is the 575th most popular politician (down from 308th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 13th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Belgian Politician.

Mary of Burgundy was the daughter of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and Margaret of York. She was married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor. Mary is most famous for being the last ruler of the Burgundian Netherlands.

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Among politicians, Mary of Burgundy ranks 575 out of 15,710Before her are Abdülaziz, Artaxerxes II of Persia, Ante Pavelić, Xanthippe, Ibn Saud, and Philip I of France. After her are Reuven Rivlin, Albert I of Belgium, Hafsa Sultan, Norodom Sihanouk, Kim Dae-jung, and Robert F. Kennedy.

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Among people born in 1457, Mary of Burgundy ranks 2Before her is Henry VII of England. After her are Filippino Lippi, Seongjong of Joseon, Jacob Obrecht, Beatrice of Naples, and Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1482, Mary of Burgundy ranks 1After her are Margaret of Anjou, Hugo van der Goes, Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli, Luca della Robbia, Federico da Montefeltro, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Philibert I, Duke of Savoy, Gedik Ahmed Pasha, Giovanni di Paolo, William III, Landgrave of Thuringia, and Louis of Cyprus.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Mary of Burgundy ranks 20 out of 899Before her are Gerardus Mercator (1512), Philip I of Castile (1478), Frans Hals (1582), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Georges Simenon (1903), and Leopold III of Belgium (1901). After her are Albert I of Belgium (1875), Georges Lemaître (1894), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Mary of Hungary (1505), Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960), and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697).

Among POLITICIANS In Belgium

Among politicians born in Belgium, Mary of Burgundy ranks 8Before her are Pepin the Short (715), Clovis I (466), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Philip I of Castile (1478), Albert II of Belgium (1934), and Leopold III of Belgium (1901). After her are Albert I of Belgium (1875), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Mary of Hungary (1505), Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), and Eleanor of Austria (1498).